The Silver Age of Comic Book Art @ Bowery Poetry Club

Oct
13
Mon, 13 October 2014 // 06:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Comic book art historian Arlen Schumer’s live presentation based on his new coffee table book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (available in hardcover and e-book editions @ www.archwaypublishing.com), explores the origins of the superhero traditions and their personification of American ideals and values, and how these attitudes and portrayals changed during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. The works of the 8 artists in Schumer’s book are highlighted—Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Gene Colan, Jim Steranko and Neal Adams—and the characters they drew, from establishment superheroes like The Flash, The Atom and Green Lantern, to counterculutre super-antiheroes like Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Green Arrow. You'll not only see where Hollywood's love affair with superhero movies comes from—but because Schumer projects comic book panels and pages in a way that graphically communicates the sequential nature of comic book art itself—you'll see comics like you've never seen them before!

Schumer will be signing books after the presentation (for more, visit his Silver Age Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439974386262060/).

Limited (80 people) seating! Tickets: $10 in advance (includes $10 off the $50 hardcover!): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/876150

$10 at door